Journey to Equity: Strengthening the Profession of Nursing
The personal stories of nurses with diverse backgrounds provide critical insight into diversity, inclusion, and equity for nurses.
Diversity is increasing within the U.S. population; however, the nursing profession continues to lag in recruitment and retention of nurses representing the residents of the communities they serve. As communities diversify, the nursing profession must rise to the challenge of truly representing their communities. Journey to Equity: Strengthening the Nursing Profession provides an historic perspective through the personal stories of nurses with diverse racial, gender, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. These nurses share their unique journeys and their recommendations for the future.
Journey to Equity will help readers see the nursing community through the eyes of their peers who have different backgrounds and identities. Each chapter follows the experience of a different nurse, how they came to the profession, the unique challenges they faced, and the lessons they learned as they advanced in their career. These narratives will provide critical insight into diversity, inclusion, and equity for nurses who are leading change and improvement in healthcare now and in the future.
PhD, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC, FAAN
Pamela S. Dickerson
PhD, RN, NPDA-BC, FAAN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Dr. Dickerson has been actively engaged in the practice of nursing for over 40 years and involved in continuing education for healthcare professionals since the mid-1980s. The focus of her work relates to developing, implementing, and evaluating educational activities to achieve quality outcomes in professional practice and delivery of care.
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